As Hillary pointed out to me last week, it can be hard to fit in knitting projects on the blog these days. Tuesdays , Thursdays and Fridays are pretty tied up with themes and Mondays are usually about weekend activities so that really only leaves Wednesdays to talk about knitting.
Last week I remembered that I never showed you pictures of the other thing I knit for Margene. Susan came up with an idea, right before Margene’s surgery, for she and I to each knit a half of a shawl. She volunteered to find the pattern, send me the yarn, graft the two halves together once we finished, and then present it to Margene when she got home from the hospital. I was thrilled to do it!
The pattern is the Clementine Shawlette from Interweave Knits, Spring 2007. And the yarn is Louisa Harding Kashmir DK.
We each got 35 full repeats done and, while I was worried that our gauges would be different and obvious when the pieces were grafted together, Susan assured me that they were remarkably similar.
She also assured me that Margene was quite thrilled with our handiwork.
I’d say, given the smile on Margene’s face (in a photo that Susan sent me – thanks!), that Susan wasn’t exagerrating.